MEET OUR TEAM

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Mariella Pace 

B.S.W., M.Ed., RSW

Psychotherapist - Life Coach​

 

Mariella is a registered social worker offering individual, couple and family counselling in Vaughan. With over 30 years of experience, she specializes in mental health issues and crisis intervention/prevention. Mariella’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, stress management, family issues.

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Sabrina Golchin

MCP, RCC Registered Clinical Counsellor

& Psychotherapist

 

Sabrina builds her practice on a deep appreciation for the unique value of each individual & makes a point of assisting each client in a manner that is relevant to their lives. She has years of experience working with children, youth, parents, families, and individuals. She holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Adler University in Vancouver. 

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Johanna Pia Gabel 

M.Ed., RSW, RP, OACCPP

 

Johanna has a unique background combining over 20 years of counselling experience with 10 years of nursing experience. She has been providing individual therapy to adults and adolescents using a mindfulness cognitive behavioural therapy approach which has been very successful in dealing with issues related to depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, low self esteem

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Dave Kydd​

M.Ed. Counselling Psychology

 

For over 20 years Dave has been counselling and facilitating personal growth. With a Masters degree from the University of Toronto in Counselling Psychology, Dave has worked as a psychotherapist in hospital mental health outpatient programs dealing with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing mild to severe mental health challenges.

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Sandra Martey

B.A.  BSW  MSW  RSW
PSYCHOTHERAPIST

 

Sandra is a registered clinical social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and the Association of Social Workers & Social Service Workers. Her background includes a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor, a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from De Montford University in England.

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Meri Chilelli

MSW RSW
Psychotherapist

 

Meri is a registered social worker offering individual, couples and family counselling.  Her career has included working in both community agencies and hospital settings, with a focus on mental health for the past 25 years. She provides counselling related to a wide variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression.

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Dr John Fleming

B.S.  M.S.  Ph.D.  C.Psych.
Psychologist

 

Dr. John is a Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders, obesity, and issues related to body image and weight management. He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed a postdoctoral Fellowship.

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Peter Munisteri

BA CPC RP
Registered Psychotherapist

A Registered Psychotherapist in practice since 2002, Peter studied at York University, specialized in Psychotherapy at the  Transformational Arts College (T.A.C.) Institute in Toronto, and is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

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Melissa Petriglia

HonBA HonBSW MSW RSW
Psychotherapist

Melissa is a registered clinical social worker offering individual counselling to adolescents and adults. She provides effective, client-centered, services to individuals facing a variety of life challenges at various stages in life. Melissa works together with individuals to recognize their strengths & develop healthy coping skills.

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Rosemary Cianfarani

B.A. Psychology
Registered Psychotherapist

Rosemary has a Psychology degree from York University and studied Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction at the Transformational Arts College in Toronto. She has 25 years experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and their families, & her focus  of work has included advocacy & employment coaching.

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Stefanie Ferrante

M.Ed.
Therapeutic Counsellor

Stefanie is a certified Counsellor offering individual counselling to children, adolescents, and adults. Her counselling approach is grounded in a variety of therapeutic treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Expressive Art Therapy.

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Teresa Caruso

B.Sc. MSW RSW
Therapist/Social Worker

Often life becomes overwhelming and we all need help to guide us through difficult times. Teresa’s strengths based approach in therapy provides clients with the tools they need to make difficult life changes and ultimately live a better life. She completed her studies at the University of Toronto and the State University of New York.  

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Alex Lopechuk

MSW

Psychotherapist

Alex is a is MSW psychotherapist who is registered in the OCSWSSW and a member of CASW. His clinical practice includes work with individuals, couples and families. Some highlights of his over 30-year career includes work with children, adolescents, A.B.I., developmental and mental health treatment in residential settings.

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Mary D'Amore

RP

Psychotherapist

Mary has over 18 years experience as a mental health nurse. As a mental health nurse and psychotherapist, Mary is formally trained to work with individuals with various mental health illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, addiction and personality disorders. She holds a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

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Lisa Benrubi

MSW RSW

Clinical Social Worker

Lisa Benrubi brings over 30 years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker. She has supported children, adolescents, families and couples to overcome challenges brought on by crises, grief and loss, life transitions and relationships difficulties to restore  and enhance their quality of life. 

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Joanne Darlaston

RSW, MSW

Clinical Social Worker

Joanne is a Registered Social Worker and holistic
psychotherapist, Reiki Master, Energy/Spiritual Healer with over 25 years of experiencing assisting individuals& couples, women & men, adolescents & children (ages 8 and over) with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/Abuse, Grief /loss/Bereavement, Relationship issues, Separation/Divorce &  Life/Career Transitions. She utilizes EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Energy Psychology.

Suite 120 - 4550 Highway #7
Vaughan, ON.
L4L 4Y7

905-851-8515

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